Discovering the Harvest

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Discover the Harvest

I think a lot of times we think the harvest will just come. Sure, there are seasons in our life where we receive unexpected blessings. However, every harvest has to have a planting season and sometimes we plant, but due to circumstances outside of our control, we lose the harvest. When the farmer gets ready to harvest, sometimes a storm rolls in, sometimes equipment breaks, sometimes workers aren’t available, and the harvest is not what we expected. As I was thinking about this topic I …

Discover Courage

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Discover Courage

The question has crossed my mind several times… I wonder… I wonder how many holes we are missing in our country, community, neighborhood, places of business and even our own families. I wonder how many we are missing because of abortion. There may not be a draft going on right now, but there is no doubt in my mind we are in a war – a secret war. And we need courage to fight it. Recently, several staff members went to the annual Care Net …

Discover An Expectant Heart

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Discover An Expectant Heart

She arrived back at her Grandmother’s house beaten down from a full day of childcare; but more than that, she’d been beaten down by life. In an instant, her world seemed to have crumbled. She lost her previous job, her house, and her status in the business world. Because she didn’t have much education, the only job she could find now was in childcare. She could do it but working with children was not her passion. As she got into her bedroom that her Grandmother …

“It’s Too Early”

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Michelle’s Story

“It’s too early.” Michelle told us. She already had a one-year old son at home, and the thought of another baby seemed too overwhelming. Michelle had no family support. During her time at Hope, Michelle’s Patient Advocate encouraged her by saying that having siblings often is easier than just having one child. Michelle said her Patient Advocate made a big impression on her which helped Michelle know things were going to be okay. Michelle came back for an ultrasound. In Michelle’s culture, they called a baby that …

Discover Mercy

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Discover Mercy

It was a cold February night in 2007, when family decided to go out for ice cream. At the same time, a seventeen-year-old boy, who’d been drinking, was driving to find his friends. In one violent, devastating instant, they both faced a radically different and uncertain future. Chris Williams sat in his demolished vehicle, staring at the car that had just caused the death of his wife, his unborn baby (which they waited for 6 years after multiple miscarriages), his nine-year-old daughter, and his eleven-year-old …